UW flickr uploader does not suggest categories


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Flinfo is able to suggest Category:Holland and Category:Zeeland automatically. Would be nice if the UW flickr uploader could do that, too.

Version: master
Severity: enhancement

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Lupo created this task.Via LegacyNov 20 2012, 10:23 PM
Lupo added a comment.Via ConduitNov 20 2012, 11:00 PM

Note: category suggestions from Flickr tags are not easy.

  • Must resolve redirects, both soft and hard. At the Commons, soft redirects are categories that themselves are in Category:Category redirects.
  • Should not suggest disambiguation categories (at the Commons: categories that are themselves in Category:Disambiguation)
  • Should not suggest top-level categories (at the Commons: categories that themselves are in Category:Categories requiring permanent diffusion)
  • Must not suggest duplicates

Flinfo does all this; see its FlinfoWiki class. That still doesn't guarantee that categories generated from Flickr's tags are always good, but it avoids the worst blunders.

Lupo added a comment.Via ConduitNov 20 2012, 11:06 PM

Forgot one thing: must not suggest non-existing categories. An example would be Category:Beach from the tag "Beach" on the sample image given above. Commons has no such category.

Nischayn22 added a comment.Via ConduitNov 23 2012, 11:04 AM

Marking as low priority and enhancement as Flickr upload has some other bugs to be fixed before this.

Gilles added a project: Multimedia.Via WebNov 24 2014, 3:37 PM

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